I am not a buddhist. The Awakened Heart blog is however named after the buddhist state of Bodhichitta - which means 'Awakened Heart-Mind'. The idea really spoke to me, as someone who longs to connect deeply and from the heart, but spends too much time trapped in her head. I wondered what would it be like to live in the awakened heart-mind every day?
The mind of enlightenment, called bodhichitta, is always available, in pain as well as in joy. And that is what I record - the pain as well as the joy. And, hopefully, a little of the pathway that unfolds as this complicated, passionate mamma moves towards her own awakened heart-mind.